Corps of Engineers schedules Enbridge Line 5 EIS public meetings

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting three public scoping meetings for Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Tunnel project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping process. The EIS’s 60-day […]

Study finds need for public to see connection between forests and clean drinking water

Red pine forest in West Michigan. Image: Marie Orttenburger By Sydney Bowler Capital News Service While forests are known to enhance the water quality of nearby watersheds, oftentimes people don’t […]

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Traverse City native will make first official open water swim of the passage along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Jake Bright, a trained open water swimmer originally from Traverse City who now lives in New York, will pursue the first official solo swim of the […]

What is Stream Monitoring?

Are you curious about the health of your local streams and rivers? Did you know that you can help monitor their health? It’s easy and fun! During stream monitoring, a […]

Volunteer Impact: Thirty Years of Bugs and Citizen Science

Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is celebrating 30 years of River Roundups, our macroinvertebrate monitoring program! In 1992, a group of pioneering staff and volunteers first stuck their nets into […]

EPA Helps Muskegon Lake Community

Communities that have carried the burden of pollution from industrial sites for decades have an opportunity to thrive when local waterways are finally cleaned up. A new short video series […]

This Holiday, You Can Protect Our Waterways

This Fourth of July holiday weekend, boaters are being asked to help stop the spread of invasive, nonnative plants and animals in our waterways. Some local conservation programs will hold […]

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Researchers study plastic pollution in Great Lakes

A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers […]

Great Lakes Commission awards grants to conduct aquatic invasive species outreach to boaters this summer

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announced today that it will award more than $65,000 in grants to Tribes and local organizations in the Great Lakes region to conduct outreach to […]

Students Team-up with DNR

A group of middle school students in Madison Heights are helping to restore salmon populations in Michigan with the help of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Their school, Four […]